Affiance meaning

ə-fīəns
A plighting of faith; promise of marriage; betrothal.
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To bind in a pledge of marriage; betroth.
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(archaic) Trust or faith.
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To pledge, esp. in marriage; betroth.
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To be betrothed to; to promise to marry.
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(archaic) A solemn engagement, especially a pledge of marriage.
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Origin of affiance

  • From Middle English affiaunce assurance from Old French from affier to trust to from Medieval Latin affīdāre Latin ad- ad- Latin fīdus faithful bheidh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French afiance < afier (< Medieval Latin affīdāre < *fīdāre < Latin fīdere) + -ance.

    From Wiktionary